Month: March 2018

The bank’s auditors

The bank’s auditors

In order for things to work we have to rely on audit firms to verify and certify claims made by companies. It is not a uniquely Maltese problem that audit firms end up facing dilemmas between their duty to act as independent officials in the public interest and service providers obliged to act on behalf …

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GUEST POST: Some implications of the Cambridge Analytica testimony

GUEST POST: Some implications of the Cambridge Analytica testimony

The following guest post was sent in by Ryan Murdock following my post with an excerpt from Christopher Wylie’s testimony to the House of Commons culture committee two days ago. In the meantime a link to the full testimony is provided below the post. I’m not sure how much your readers know about online social …

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Kaelin’s game

Kaelin’s game

Read this blog post by Freddy Gray on The Spectator. He’s right. The real story on Cambridge Analytica is not so much the advice they gave to their clients. The big story is how Henley and Partners’s Christian Kaelin used Cambridge Analytica to virtually own political leaders they secured the election of. In the next …

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Greek media report on appeal to #SaveEfimova

Greek media report on appeal to #SaveEfimova

Greek media are reporting the press conference yesterday by civil society organisations appealing to the Greek government to do the extremely unlikely and intervene to prevent the forced extradition of Maria Efimova to Malta. Interestingly Protagon goes on to describe the scene just over a week ago when Maria Efimova handed herself in. At an …

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A dos Santos brother accused of embezzlement. The other brother a Pilatus Bank account holder.

A dos Santos brother accused of embezzlement. The other brother a Pilatus Bank account holder.

José Filomeno dos Santos, known as Zenú, is accused of attempting to launder US$ 500 million through UK banks that he embezzled from the state investment fund his father, then dictator of Angola, appointed him to run. José Filomeno dos Santos is the brother of José Eduardo Paulino dos Santos revealed by Daphne Caruana Galizia to …

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GUEST POST: The argument for unity

GUEST POST: The argument for unity

By Charles Schembri. Needless to say the views of guests are not always entirely consistent with the editorial line of this site. But debate, if backed by cogent argument, is always welcome. Particularly in a liberal democracy a country’s statute of laws, the executive and its agencies, especially those institutions that enable and ensure the …

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GUEST POST: Coming up on 6 months

GUEST POST: Coming up on 6 months

By Pat Azzopardi Preziosi: I saw this photo and I started crying again. I cried for the stolen childhood of three boys who have had to live their lives knowing that their mother was hated, maligned and lied about. I cried because these three boys couldn’t really bond with their beloved pets because their pets …

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